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Rising Through The Ranks: Dustin Lawley and T.J. Rivera

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Rising Through The Ranks: Dustin Lawley and T.J. Rivera

There are two Mets prospects that I will be keeping a very close eye on in 2014, and I would suggest other Mets fans do the same. It’s not Noah Syndergaard…it’s not Rafael Montero…nope, it’s not even Travis d’Arnaud. The two Mets prospects everyone should be keeping an eye on in 2014 are T.J. Rivera […]

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After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

The New York Mets Blogosphere and Twittersphere was buzzing yesterday after Shin-Soo Choo inked a seven-year deal with the Texas Rangers for $130 million. At face value, it looks like the Mets got an absolute steal when they signed Curtis Granderson for four years at $60 million. The tweets lit up my Tweetdeck, and posts […]

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The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

The dust is starting to settle on what has been one of the busiest off-seasons the New York Mets have had in a few years. However, as the dust settles, it’s becoming more and more evident that this Mets roster is no better than the roster of 2013. The signings that have been made this […]

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Rising Through The Ranks: Mets’ Pitching Prospect Cory Mazzoni

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Rising Through The Ranks: Mets’ Pitching Prospect Cory Mazzoni

There has been some buzz this offseason regarding Cory Mazzoni possibly making the Mets’ Opening Day roster as a reliever. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Mets do have to fill some holes in the bullpen and many have seen Mazzoni as a player that could transition to the pen now that there […]

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Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

On MLB Network’s MLB Tonight, Al Leiter and Ron Darling were discussing the free agents still available on the market, and which teams still had some glaring holes to fill. Included in the conversation was, of course, the New York Mets. The Mets came up in two conversations—first in the discussion regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates, […]

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The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

It sounds like the Mets won’t be adding Stephen Drew to hold down the shortstop position next season. Sandy Alderson also noted that Ruben Tejada could be the Mets’ shortstop when the season starts in 2014. Mets’ Twitter broke out into a panic when this news broke at around 6:15pm on the first night of […]

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The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

We keep hearing the word “plan” tossed around this winter. Nobody knows what the plan is, as it seems to change from day-to-day and week-to-week. As legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks would say, this Mets off-season has looked a lot like “two monkeys trying to hump a football.” The only “plan,” as I see it, […]

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Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they […]

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The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

Joe D. wrote earlier that the Marlon Byrd signing was a “power play” by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he couldn’t be more correct. It was a power play because they knew the Mets were interested in Byrd, and this signing could have also priced out a lot of the players for the Mets. It potentially […]

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The Off-Season Phases Of New York Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments

We all have the plan that is going to make the Mets successful in 2014–sign this guy, trade that guy–we’ve heard every possible combination out there, but does it ever really go as we plan? Every Mets fan goes through four phases during the off-season: excitement, heart break, anger, and eventually acceptance. The excitement comes […]

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